I'm KJ. I live in Belgium and I'm Dutch. I loved the word piggies so much, so I "Dutchified" it to pigjes, lol.
We have 3 piggies: 3 girls: Kooky (4 year old 3-color US Teddy), Bibi (2.5 year old wite Rex) and Druppy (5 month old red and white Rex).
I had piggies since I was 4.5 years old, but not non-stop (dad died unfortunately and mom didn't like them, my ex didn't like them either) I'm now 43, lol, so I've had lots of piggies. Dad was the one that introduced them to me, he loved them very much too.
In my early years, the piggies were outdoors. It wasn't until I got Wheeter, who was my first indoor piggie, who made me realise that piggies were more fun indoors for me.
Hub was the one that told me to get another piggie, so we got a few. Hub never had any, but got so taken by them, he's such a good piggie parent too. He suffered very hard when Floopy died last year. I suffered too, but it struck hub beyond belief. How endearing that a man can love such a small animal that much too. Floopy was a creme Rex.
As we love Rex so much, we won't have any other anymore. I guess a breed of piggie fits the owner, as other breeds fit other people better. Rex are HUUUUGE, lol. They weigh more, they are longer and wider, lol, they need bigger hideys, etc. Our Rex use bunny sized hideys!! They are gentle giants indeed. And far too smart too, heheheh.
We have no kids of our own, but the piggies get royalty treatment here, lol.
I make a comic weekly about piggies. I'll post the link if anyone's interested. I won't post the link to the Dutch version, lol, I promise.
My specialty is thinking about what hideys would be appreciated mostly by piggies. I dare not say how many I have, lol. The pigs live on towels and get a new setting every time the cage gets cleaned. I convert kids toys into safe hideys or have hideys hand made, lol. Once I will have internet indoors again, which will be within 3 months when we move, I will post the link to all the hideys I have to inspire you, as most idea's are so easy to copy.
So, enough talk, lol, here's Druppy: she's sweet and a scoundrel:
Kooky: she's a fiesty tank, but can be soooo sweet too:
Bibi and Druppy: Bibi is the nicest, but a scaredy cat:
Nice to meet y'all!!